June 18, 2012
(Rochester Hills, Michigan) – Chrysler Group LLC recognized Trico Products with two Supplier of the Year awards at its recent Chrysler Group Supplier Awards ceremony. At this year’s event, the automaker focused on technology innovation achieved through collaboration. Trico, a global leader in wiper technology, was recognized in the Electrical Category for its OE wiper system performance, and in the Service Parts Category for products and support of Mopar wiper initiatives.
“We are honored with these awards as they are the result of our efforts and commitment to our company and our customers, as well as our dedication to the long-lasting relationship we have forged with the Chrysler Group,” said Jim Finley, president and CEO of Trico. “Trico is proud to partner with a visionary in the automotive industry and we look forward to growth and a supply partnership for decades to come.”
The awards, which recognize Chrysler Group suppliers in 12 judged categories, measure all suppliers in the areas of innovation, quality, delivery, cost, warranty, partnership and a focus on product execution and excellence. More than 1,400 global suppliers, Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A executives attended the event at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Margaret Kubasiak, vice president, accepted the awards on behalf of Trico.
“The collaborative environment and passion for excellence throughout Chrysler and Fiat enables Trico to deliver quality products with style and exceptional performance that consumers value. Chrysler’s growth and success contributes to our legacy of creating innovative designs engineered and manufactured for performance. We are proud to be recognized for what we do best – wiper system and blade design,” said Kubasiak.
“Trico’s wins in the both the Electrical and Mopar areas demonstrate the level of excellence they bring to their work,” added Sig Huber, head of supplier relations and Mopar purchasing at Chrysler Group. “Their overall high level of performance across all aspects of their supplier scorecard, plus their strong commitment to making high quality parts really allowed Trico to stand out this year. In addition, they supported key company initiatives with our dealerships that allowed us to take great care of our customers through Mopar. We very much appreciate the strong support of Trico’s employees and management.”
Pictured from left to right: Tom Finelli, Head of Purchasing at Chrysler Electrical Group; Scott Kunselman, SVP, Purchasing and Supplier Quality, Chrysler Group LLC.; James Finley, President and CE, TRICO Products; Margaret Kubasiak, VP Business Development; James Wiggins, Chairman TRICO Products; Dave Parker, Global Business Unit Director; Vilmar Fistarol, Head of Group Purchasing, Chrysler Group LLC.; Mike Terrell Jr., Procurement Specialist, Chrysler Group LLC.